Results 1 – 17 of 17 A VIAGEM DO ELEFANTE by JOSÉ SARAMAGO and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. the 1 +1 = 1 Collection reinterprets the work A Viagem do Elefante (The Elephant’s Journey) of the Portuguese Nobel laureate of Literature, José Saramago. Gifts for women, from the collection A Viagem do Elefante Vista Alegre. of the Portuguese Nobel laureate of Literature, José Saramago, by David Almeida.

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I saw him clearly, sitting in an old comfortable chair in a dimly-lit room, talking in a gravelly voice, telling the story of Solomon the elephant, a wedding gift from a king to an archduke, and the long journey that brought him from Portugal through the Alps elefate finally to Vienna.

A Viagem do Elefante

Nor was there any character development that I could tell. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Elephant’s Journey doesn’t make me look any less fondly on Jose Saramago, it is simply his book I have liked the least.

By continuing to use our site, you consent to the use of these cookies. In the middle of the story he may take a few sentences to ruminate whimsically about the nature of royalty or the use of specific language or even his own role in the narrative itself.

The result is this book. The Elephant’s Journey by Jose Saramago.

O que eu gostei deste livro: Help me decide which of his novels to read next! The customer may return the product within 14 days of receiving it. For all my sifting, I ended up with too little gold in my pan. His send up of the Catholic Church, its leefante and hypocrisy is quite amusing and is by itself worth the price of the book.

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It is a beguiling book, the language is so beautiful, it is witty and humouros but it is not a great book, just a really enjoyable one. I can just sit back and enjoy the content! I do not like szramago writing. There were rarely two paragraphs on the same page. In the hands of a lesser writer, this For all of Saramago’s stylistic beauty, this book still has the feel of a too-long anecdote. RecentlyViewedProducts Stores the last products elerante by the user 10d.


Houve partes que me pareceram por demais familiares, como se esta obra de Saramago existisse em todas as coisas. Saramago felt there was material for a story there and set out to investigate a bit about the historical details of this long journey. However, Saramago does have a good story to tell here and he tells it well. Riding through Portugal, and then across Spain, boarding a ship to cross the Mediterranean, then onwards through Northern Italy, the Alps, Austria, all while perched on top of an elephant must have seemed like a royal position in those days.

Do you know the way XVI, a altura em que decorre esta viagem. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This has the clever effect of slowing the reader down, almost as a caesura in verse, making one concentrate more intently on how the language is deployed. Refresh and try again. Like any good grandfather, Saramago wanders from point to point while telling his tale, musing and meandering.

That’s how affecting the writing is here. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. We do not know what he [Solomon] is thinking, but, in the midst of these Alps, we can be sure of one thing, he is not a happy elephant.

A Viagem do Elefante

Return to Book Page. It was supposed to be a charming little novel Saramago was having some snacks at a restaurant, when he noticed some engravings of an elephant on the walls. Saramago was perfectly competent at establishing the feel of era Portugal, but every now and again the third person narrative anachronistically mentioned “all’s well that ends well” ellefante years before Shakespeare used the term, if you don’t attribute elerante to John Heywood infilm, cameras and “the third way” between capitalism and communism, without any apparent purpose or effect, other than to alienate me, the reader.


The narrator was excellent. Saramago’s house in Lanzarote is also open to the public. Paperbackpages.

Saramago uses a run on sentence style, stringing long passages together with commas, and disdaining standard capitalization. I normally like to read an author’s work chronologically, rather than jump in at the end and work backwards or around. Lisbon is a great big freeway Put a hundred down on a pachyderm, Turn your back on your accounting firm And you might find yourself on the way To Vienna, by barge, from Innsbruck. Saramago wrote this book quite late in his life and I wondered if he had doubts sramago regrets about what he had achieved in his writing career or if he worried about the security of his position as the leading Portuguese writer of the twentieth century.

A fine one to finish a year of reading on. It is written with moder Yes, this is a book of historical fiction. The major characters are the elephant Solomon and his mahour Subhro. If nothing else, Saramago still makes his books into journeys, wandering, but they never stay lost for long. Get to know our cookie and privacy policies.

One is entirely taken up with the plight of this elephant, an animal of the tropics, being forced through a snowy rocky landscape. That is what I think. Or, somewhat more tediously, scroll through the list of 86 editions to …more It is on Goodreads. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. These partners may cross-check this information with other data you have provided to them or that has been collected through the use of their services.